Lucy Morris | Fashion and Beauty Editor | Sunday, 12 February 2017

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How NYFW Street Style Girls Are Dealing With The Snow

The Debrief: And, we thought London had crappy weather.

Storm Niko may have set the forecast at a chilly -1C, but that hasn’t stopped the streets outside New York Fashion Week becoming a catwalk, albeit coat-laden. With strong winds swilling around Manhattan and ice on the ground coats and boots are a must. This blizzard-be-damned as these women won’t let a good look go to waste just for the sake of a few snowflakes. Though London may be a few degrees warmer (thank God!), it’s still worth taking notes on how these girls go about making outerwear look less bulky. It really is remarkable…

1. The Key Is To Stay Upright

Leandra Medine AKA Man Repeller won’t be slipping on any frosted streets in these bright red rubber wellies. But, as a fashion girl, she’s managed to coordinate her functional boots with her mini box bag and patchwork coat. 

2. Sounds Simple, But Zip Up Your Coat  

James Dean may have liked to wear his biker jacket open, but you don’t have to (especially when there’s a powder of sugary snow falling). As model Maartje Verhoef’s shearling-trimmed coat is oversized, she’s slimmed her silhouette with skinny jeans. Smart move, if you ask us. 

3. Faux Fur Is Just As Fun As The Real Stuff


Vanelli Melli’s biker hat and ‘Sex’ top is the perfect bad-girl antidote to her ultra-fluffy green fur coat. Shoutout to her delicate gold accessories, which tie this look together.

4. Remember To Add Colour


Pascaaaal tú crees que se nota que nieva en la foto??? □

A photo posted by MIRANDA MAKAROFF (@mirandamakaroff) on Feb 9, 2017 at 9:42am PST

Designer Miranda Makaroff is like a walking kaleidoscope of sunset hues. She’s proof that high-voltage hues look just as good in the snow as the sun.  

5. Tights Are A Godsend

Bundling up in thigh-high boots is an easy way to keep toes warm and dry, but make sure you wear low denier tights for a bit of textural variation. 

6. Floor-Length Isn’t Just For Eveningwear


It’s firkin freezing, so if you have an ankle-grazing coat wear it. In a Dynasty move, this guest at the Tadashi Shoji picked a style that slims her shoulders with extra wide lapels.

7. Always Add Sunglasses

We can all learn a lesson in layering from this Fila hoodie and tailored jacket combination. And, when in doubt add a pair of white hot shades for cool kudos but also to stop you getting snow blindness. Practical and cute. 

8. It’s High Time To Add Some Shine

Lisa Hahnbueck's Desigual scarlet vinyl trousers are the plastic-fantastic fix we need STAT. Sassy and slick – two boxes we always want to tick. 

9. It’s called Athluxury


Real friends send u warm jackets when u forget all your warm clothes @julian_polak

A photo posted by DUA LIPA (@dualipa) on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:09am PST

Approved by Vogue and already adopted by NY fashion editors, athluxury is the high-end spin on the sporty uniform. Dua Lipa’s covetable Chanel backpack and hoodie are keeping her cosy and on point. 

10. Tone It Down


Check out how Caroline Issa makes tartan pop with true blue jeans and marl Lacoste sneakers.

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